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Olazzo - Silver Spring
Olazzo - Silver Spring

Olazzo - Silver Spring Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.olazzo.com
  • Email: riccardo@olazzo.com
  • Phone: (301) 588-2540
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Global, International
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Thayer Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Olazzo - Silver Spring
An authentic Italian with Old World flavor. Italian Cuisine, Martini Bar, and Catering. Come in an give us a try. Listed in the Washingtonian 100 Best Bargain Restaurants 2008.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Nice selection of Martinis and Starters. Ordered the Shrimp and Crab Rose, which was incredibly flavorful and yummy! After the fresh Caprese salad and more than enough of the warm Ciabatta; I am so sorry that I didn't have room for dessert. Friends had Tirimisu which looked wonderful."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Very good food; hot and on time. Service was flawless! The place is a little small; as are the tables, but overall, a five star dining experience. (Might even 'risk' taking my mother there!)"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary on Saturday in all that raining, however this was the bright spot of the evening. The food was delicious with generous portions and reasonably priced. I recommend the crab cakes, I was truly please."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is our "meet our friends from Va." spot. We love it. The food is consistently delicious. I love the simple way the pasta primavera is made. Our friends got the eggplant lasagna and my husband had plain old spaghetti. The brownie with the hot lava center was out of this world. Service is good."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Staff is knowledgeable about items on the menu and the food is absolutely delicious. Their rose' sauce is absolutely delicious."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We were meeting an old friend in downtown Silver Spring and wanted a local restaurant near to her hotel. Olazzo came up in a search and it got decent yelp feedback. The restaurant is small and inviting. The food is very tasty. Dishes are of adequate size. The drinks were reasonably priced and the wine list extensive. Dinner price is probably considered moderate. Parking was our only issue but it worked out fine. You have to find a public lot and bring your quarters for the meter."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We reserved a table for 6, then changed it to a table for 8, on OpenTable. The restaurant hadn't gotten word of the change, but made a quick adjustment to accommodate our party. The many members of the group tried a variety of entrees; everyone was pleased with their meals. Amazingly, the check didn't come with an included service charge for our party. (Seems to be the norm most everywhere.) We were happy to tip, of course, as the service was excellent and the good was great. Nice to know some places still leave it to the customer to decide, and the restaurant to earn, the extra."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Great service and imaginatuve delicious food make this a great Silver Spring find"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Simply put, Olazzo is a wonderful restaurant in every respect."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Have eaten here 3 times and it has been great every time. The calamari is to die for. I could eat it every day. My daughter and her boyfriend consider it their special restaurant and introduced us to it. It is much further for us to travel, but worth the trip."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This is an excellent neighborhood restaurant. The food is very good. The service is outstanding. Loved the atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "My wife and I wanted to come back but we invited another couple this time. We all enjoyed ourselves immensely for a Valentine's Day double date. After trying to convince one of the owners to bring a location to Baltimore (unsuccessfully) we tried the Tiramisu... awesome! His concern for preserving the quality of his restaurants over expansion was actually encouraging. So I'll just travel... because I will return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I've eaten here on my past two trips to Silver Spring and the service great, all dishes excellent, and a decent wine list."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Brought a friend for her 1st visit to Olazzo's, and again everything was wonderful. Had some of our old favorites and some new ones as well. Service was friendly and wonderful. Olazzo's is high on our favorite spot list."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This Italian American restaurant is greater than the sum of it's parts. Food is always good. Pricing is just right. Servers are always cordial. Atmosphere reminds me of places been to when visiting Italy. Homemade meatballs remind me of the italian babysitter I had as a child. MARTINI TUESDAY is amazing as they have a good variety of specialty martinis (italian surfer dude among my favorites)."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Had a great time here. It was our first time but we had heard good things. The place was crowded but we got a table right away. The back room had big parties and was very noisy, so they sat us in the front room, which was much better. We had the gnocchi bolognase and fruita de mar, both of which were excellent. A salad came with the meal, so an appetizer was not necessary. We did have the calamari for an appetizer. The calamari was good, but not excellent. It was a large portion. The waitstaff was excellent. We will definitely be back to this neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Visiting the area and last minute needed a place near College Park to dine. Went on Open Table and Trip Advisor and both gave raving reviews. Taken on time after making res. Servers were very polite and knowledgable of menu. Nicely priced wine list and excellent home cooked style dishes. Had the roasted eggplant pasta dish, very fresh and pasta was tasty and not smothered in heavy sauce. Will definitely make Olazzo a regular stop when visiting our family in this area. Great meal and great open table recommendation"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We were delightfully surprised by the delicious and generous portions at Olazzo's. We got there early and had a reservation so there were no problems. By the time we left there was a line waiting by the door. I think they have been discovered by the locals!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Second time eating there, ordered the exact same thing. Delicious!"
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "The food here is fantastic! I've been here three times now and have never been disappointed! I will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Delicious food, outstanding friendly service. Especially liked the mozzarella garlic bread, the ciabatta, and the off-menu spaghetti with meat sauce (not the on-menu bolognese). Found a very nice win, too."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "This family owned restaurant is EXCELLENT!! the food is tasty, the portion size is generous and the staff is friendly and efficient. Anything with the ROSE sauce is a must."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Food and service is always good at Olazzo, so I continue to go back! Keep up the good work."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food is as good as the Bethesda location and they take reservations!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Near, but not in, downtown Silver Spring, so this restaurant caters to locals rather than the tourist crowd. I regularly go there for casual business lunches because the noise level (especially in the back room) is conducive to conversation. The food is good and consistent, and the wait staff is pleasant and efficient. Pricing is at an appropriate level for a casual business lunch for that area. I have never had a bad experience."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Love this place for dinner. Starting to visit for lunch. Great staff and great food!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "My second time there. Service is uneven, food is uneven. It's pleasant though. I wouldn't hesitate to go back for a moderately priced casual dinner in Silver Spring."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "I had heard a lot of good things about Olazzo from friends, and went there for a birthday. My wife arrived first, and the hostess asked her if she would like a dessert delivered to the table. My wife agreed and even selected the dessert, but it never arrived. The food was mediocre, and I could have made a better meal at home. We asked our server for Parmesan cheese and it never came. Maybe we caught them on an off night, but frankly, I was disappointed with the experience after hearing so many good things about it."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "The food was terrific! My date had the shrimp and crab penne and I had the gnocchi Bolognese. My meal was fantastic and she said she really liked hers. We had the calamari appetizer - really good, but way too much for 2 people. And, on Mondays, bottles of wine are 1/2 price! A great find!"
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "The interior has an old world feel. Food was delicious. Lots of options for vegetarians. Attentive, friendly wait staff. Felt as if we had ventured into the city for fine dining. Looking forward to more enjoyable dining experiences at Olazzo."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "It was my first time there. Our server was spectacular and very knowledgeable of both the wine and food. The food was good, I enjoyed my calamari appetizer better than my entrée'. I would come again with my spouse or friends. From where we sat I don't think it is a great place to bring kids. It has a romantic atmosphere not a family one."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "A former colleague and I met for lunch last week. I recommended Olazzo based on an excellent dinner my wife and I had last year with friends. For lunch, we had the eggplant parm with vegetables. It was delicious! Service was very good, so my second experience here was as good as the first. The entire lunch with tip was $15."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "We were a group of four on a Sunday night-the front room/bar area was packed, loud and noisy. We were led to the back room, which was very quiet and almost empty. Our server was the best, very attentive but not obsequious, just very gracious and friendly- I wish we got her name. The calamari app was extremely generous and tasty with a zippy marinara. We each got a different entree, everyone was happy. Very large portions, so by the time the entree came we were pretty full. Three us took home most of our entree."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Love this place! I have NEVER had a bad meal here out of the 20+ times I've been"
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "This was my second time dining here and I absolutely loved it! I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "I enjoy Olazzo a lot! Never had bad service or food. I usually go with the special, because it doesnt let me down and it is usually a seafood dish that I want to try or have enjoyed in the past."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "My friends and I dined here on a Thursday evening. Our server was wonderful, as were the salads and bread that accompanied the meal (I couldn't stop eating the ciabatta!). We ordered the arrancini appetizer which was a perfect portion for the 5 of us to have a taste but not get too full. The star dish of the evening was definitely the special that night: Butternut squash ravioli. All of the food tasted fresh and was well seasoned. The only suggestion I would have is to expand the dessert menu; my husband and I wanted something sweet but were not fans of the three dishes that were available that evening. Other than that, it was an excellent experience!"
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "I had some friends come to DC and want to eat dinner with me. I live north of Frederick, MD, so I chose this place on a whim because it was close to the metro station. I could not have been happier with the experience. Great food and excellent service! I can't wait to come back with other friends!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "The wife and I hit Olazzo once every few months. The menu is somewhat limited to basic items, but the food is very tasty. The restaurant is pretty small. We prefer to sit up front at a booth in the bar area. The food is very tasty and they also have a good bar menu."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "the pasta was great, appetizers excellent, but some other entrees to round out the menu would be good."
    Dined on 10/12/2013